I want to give our students a year that makes a difference

Frederikke Bundgaard Stensig went from being a soccer girl to being crazy about danceMy year at efterskole was a landmark in my life in many ways. Sometimes studying at a boarding school opens up your horizons as you are pushed - sometimes out in deep waters where you must learn to swim. The good thing is that you will always get help at an efterskole - where teachers and school mates will help you find a foothold once again.

I went to boarding school as a soccer girl, but it opened my eyes to the joy of gymnastics and its rhythmic moves. It was such a cool experience to find something like that, where you stop for a minute and think: "Hey, this is just right. This is me."

After turning 22, I began my studies at University. Comparative literature. 

I have travelled to many different places fx. New York, Brazil, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Egypt and many more. Now I live on a farm with my husband, my son, Svend, and 600 cows.


I teach:

  • Dance
  • French IGCSE
  • Danish as a second language (beginners)


Bachelor of Arts in Literary Studies with a minor in Danish 2016, University of Southern Denmark
Gerlev Idrætshøjskole 2011

International Experience:
Israel/Palestine 2012


Country on my bucket listGreenland! Extraordinary nature and people. Going there this summer (2021). Also Alaska and Marokko!

My primary goal in working with young people

I am passionate about giving our students a year that truly makes a difference. But they must dare to take their place in the equation themselves - even if it can be difficult to solve it at times. Only then, can you truly know who you are!


My favourite quoteTout les grandes personens ont d'abord été des enfants. (Mais peu d'entre elles s'en souviennent).
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le petit prince

Frederikke's speciality; DANCE

– shake that booty baby

After Gymnasium, which I finished with as many subjects within humanities as I could; Latin, French, English, Danish, I took a gap year. I became a part of a Kibbutz community where I worked in palm trees from before sunrise and throughout the whole day. It was a fantastic experience giving me both an exciting cultural encounter and the possibility of standing on my own two feet.


After my travels, when I had scraped together some money again, I went to Gerlev Idrætshøjskole for half a year. Here I had dance as my profile subject and quickly discovered that in addition to gymnastics, which I had practiced eagerly since boarding school, I love dancing!

I then moved to Odense and started my Bachelor's - all the while practicing dance and movement as much as I could.

Mit sejeste hashtag#dancingisliving

Why TI?

It is an amazing place! It is a unique opportunity to go to school AND the school of life in a safe, protected environment.